Lzzy Hale Explains How She And Amy Lee Decided To Pay Tribute To Chester Bennington

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm recently gave an interview to 105.7 The Point, during which she revealed why she and Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee wanted to pay tribute to the iconic Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.

Known for his successful music career with Linkin Park, Chester Bennington struggled with depression and substance abuse throughout his life. Sadly, on July 20, 2017, Bennington was found dead, and the cause of death was ruled as suicide by hanging. Bennington left hundreds of thousands of fans and fellow musicians heartbroken with his tragic passing.

Back on November 5, 2021, Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Evanescence’s Amy Lee kicked off their bands’ US co-headlining tour at Portland with a rendition of Linkin Park’s ‘Heavy.’ They then covered the song again on November 7. After postponing the remaining dates for January, Lee and Hale performed ‘Heavy’ recently on January 14.

The song ‘Heavy’ is the first single from Linkin Park’s seventh studio album, ‘One More Light.’ Co-written by Chester Bennington, the song is Linkin Park’s last single released during Bennington’s lifetime.

In a recent interview with 105.7 The Point, Hale talked about their decision to cover ‘Heavy’ on every date of the US Tour. She said that they thought the song would be a tribute to Bennington, and it also reflects the things they and most of their fans have been through.

During the interview, Lzzy Hale said the following:

“Amy and I were lobbing a couple of ideas back and forth, and then, all of a sudden, we landed on Linkin Park. And we thought, ‘You know what? That would be really cool because inadvertently, it would be a tribute to Chester, but also, everything that this song has been about, we’ve all been through that – everybody.’

And so, it’s almost this like very church moment where you walk out on stage, and you’re, like, ‘All right. This is my church. These are my people. We’re all doing this together.'”

You can watch the full interview below.